NICOLAS MDED and NICOLAS side girder deck with a more than five-fold ratio between the payload and tare weight comfortably master the endurance test on a difficult route across the Apennines
Champs/Yonne, March 2014
The Marcianise-Rosara route which crosses the Italian Apennine mountain range is a challenge in itself: featuring 350 km of steep gradients, tight corners and difficult road conditions. Aliani Project S.r.l., a long-standing customer of the TII Group, transported a transformer along this route on behalf of the GETRA company and which was to be used at the TERNA power plant in Rosara. Aliani therefore decided to use a vehicle combination that consisted of a NICOLAS MDED platform trailer and NICOLAS side girder deck (width and height-adjustable) with a 230 tonne loading capacity and 41 tonne tare weight – altogether this corresponds to a factor of 5.6 (tare weight/payload ratio).
The dimensions of the transformer were a very compact 10.5 x 3.9 x 4.5 metres – a concentrated load which the NICOLAS MDED easily took in its stride. The excellent payload/tare weight ratio kept the weight of the total combination as low as possible – clearly a decisive advantage when negotiating steep inclines. In addition, the NICOLAS MDED has an extremely low platform height of 755 mm.
34-tonne axle load, a steering angle of up to 55° and a broad range of accessories for a wide variety of applications turn the NICOLAS MDED into a versatile and efficient vehicle that is being successfully used around the world.